Sleep Medicine

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Elderly May Predict Amyloid Deposition

Older cognitively normal adults who tend to be sleepy during the day may be more likely to have future beta-amyloid deposition, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A response to a single yes or no question was strongly associated with beta-amyloid status many years later.

Poor Sleep Linked to a Wide Variety of Disorders: The Literature

  • Poor sleep habits significantly increase the risk of overweight and obesity.
  • Poor sleep also induces neurocognitive dysfunction.
  • Stimulant medications disrupt sleep in youth and adolescents.
  • Statin therapy was not found to adversely affect sleep quality.

Insufficient Sleep Linked to Variety of Disorders

  • Sleeplessness linked to these disorders in both children and adults.
  • Lack of sufficient sleep puts patients at risk for a wide variety of accidents.
  • Insufficient sleep is directly linked to automobile accidents, injuries, and deaths.
  • All major national, international medical agencies stress the need for sufficient sleep.
  • Compliance with sleep hygiene guidelines could reduce obesity, depression rates.